A stroke is a medical emergency that happens when the blood supply is slowed or blocked in the brain, causing brain cells to die. Signs that someone is having a stroke include slurred speech and numbness or paralysis (unable to move) in the face, arm or leg. Causes include blood clots in the brain, clots that travel from other parts of the body and lodge in the smaller vessels in the brain, a blocked artery, or a bleed in a blood vessel.

The following departments see patients who have experienced a Stroke: